Daily Stuff 7-19-21 Mary Rose

Hi, folks!

The shop opens at 1pm. Summer hours are Thurs-Mon. 1-6pm. Featured photo by Josh Orkin.

It was overcast when we drove back into town, but the clouds were very low. Computer is now talking about fog. 55F, wind at 0-6mph, AQI 9-27, UV8. Chance of rain 9% today and 22% tonight. Partly cloudy today and tomorrow with a very cloudy night between. The rest of the forecast is for sunny or mostly sunny with the temps climbing from the low 60’s today to 65 over next weekend. The smoke has shifted east of the southern Valley, except for a bit around the Jack Fire. 5 firespots, all but one between the Bootleg and Log fires. Looks like they’re making a little progress, though.

  • JACK FIRE – 16764 Acres – 35%
  • BOOTLEG – 290196 Acres – 22%
  • LOG – 8466 Acres
  • DARLENE 0572 NE – 686 Acres – 61%
  • BRULER – 156 Acres – 10%
  • GRANDVIEW 0558 OD – 6013 Acres – 43%
  • LEWIS ROCK – 368 Acres – 99%
  • LYLE HILL – 135 Acres – 100%
  • ELBOW CREEK – 10941 Acres – 10%
  • JOSEPH CANYON – 7610 Acres – 100%

Yesterday was fun, although it was a bit too long and triggered another headache, right at the last. We stayed at the shop in the morning, since Tempus was going to get in late. He put away the groceries that needed fridged or frozen, first, while I grabbed out what was going to be needed later. After he got us open and coffeed he sat down and poof! … was right out. He said he was dozing, but the volume and duration of the snores contradict him. 🙂

We had a number of people in, mostly browsing, but one local couple who are interested in the Wicca 101 course. We had a good chat and there was another couple who were very interested in the obsidian and decided to plan a trip to Glass Butte this coming weekend!

I woke him around 3pm because I had an installment of things to be pulled out that I couldn’t get and kept him busy for about 20 minutes finding things, then he sat down out front and dozed while I went back and forth, setting up foods and cooking a bit.

We had more people through, but by around 5pm, the flow had petered out and I was in the last throes of getting pictures. We sat down to eat at 6…maybe a little after… and noshed and discussed for most of the hour. We were too stuffed to work on the “afters”, so got the food put away and dishes going and headed home. [There’s more on what was cooked and process pix and recipes at this address. https://housecapuchin.com/portfolio/ It’s the first post that comes up in the file, but the link won’t go live until later today, maybe even this afternoon.]

I had to wait for him out in the car for a few minutes and the beach fog went bright pink and then to grey, with the clouds moving very fast. Once we were home, Tempus went to sleep and I got the food put away that went home with us, then I followed. I woke a bit before time and made us a snack of the afters. The honey-butter turned out to be really good and he had bought a red, white and blueberry load from the day-old shelf at the grocery, that it went well on. I woke him a couple of minutes early and had him eat his snack before we headed back into town. I cut the angelica to bring in and dry.

Today he’s planning on stopping at Murphy’s to see if he has a vehicle for us yet. We’re really hoping…. but it means we might not get home this morning again. Oi! We’ll have the shop open at 1pm, whatever, but we’re tired enough that we just might close on time and head home. Plants are going to need watered, at least.

Photo by Josh Orkin on 7-11-20 Used with permission.

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Today’s Feast is in honor of the sinking of the Mary Rose in 1545 in a naval battle. <<<< She was a ship of the English navy in the time of Henry VIII. A contemporary account says that she turned and a gust of wind hit that heeled her over and she took on enough water through open gunports to sink her! (although there’s some argument about whether it happened that

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way.) There has been a marvelous project to conserve and restore the ship, <<<<< begun in 1971. In 1982 the ship was raised and extensive work has been done since, including building a museum specifically for the ship, the many artifacts it contained and what is known about the times. There is a museum website with a lot of information here: www.maryrose.org and a Facebook page, “Mary Rose Museum”.

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Today’s plant is the Cobra LilyDarlingtonia Californica, a carnivorous bog plant, native to California and Oregon. These plants are trippy…. they eat bugs, because they thrive in such awful soil that they need a different way to get the nutrients that most plants get out of the ground! No, they don’t have any magickal uses that I know of. A good article about Darlingtonia:  http://coastexplorermagazine.com/features/carnivorous-rare-and-wild-cobra-lilies The wiki article is here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darlingtonia_(plant) and one about the wayside in Florence is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darlingtonia_Botanical_Wayside The wayside is worth a drive. There are good walkways just above the ground level so that you don’t hurt the plants. We used to roll Grandma’s wheelchair through there every summer at least once, because she was fascinated, too.

The shop opens at 1pm. Summer hours are Thurs-Mon. 1-6pm. For appointments contact us at 541-563-7154, anjasnihova@yahoo.com, on Facebook or here on the blog, or just leave a note on the door!

Love & Light,
Anja

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Today’s Astro & Calendar

Moon in Scorpio Enters Sagittarius at 2:08pm PDT

Waxing Moon Magick – The waxing moon is for constructive magick, such as love, wealth, success, courage, friendship, luck or healthy, protection, divination. Any working that needs extra power, such as help finding a new job or healings for serious conditions, can be done now. Also, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams. Phase ends at the Tide Change on 7/23 at 7″37pm. Waxing Gibbous Moon – From seven to fourteen days after the new moon. For spells that need concentrated work over a ¼ moon cycle this is the best time for constructive workings. Aim to do the last working on the day of the Full moon, before the turn. Keywords for the Gibbous phase are: analyze, prepare, trust. It is the time in a cycle to process the results of the actions taken during the First Quarter. During this phase you are gathering information. Give up making judgments; it will only lead to worry. Your knowledge is incomplete. Laugh. Analyze and filter. LOOK WITHIN. God/dess aspect: Maiden/Youth, but in the uncommitted phase, the Warriors – Associated God/desses: Dion, Dionysius, Venus, Thor. Phase ends at the Full on 7/22 at 7:37am.

Wooden Ore Cart & Belt of Venus – Earth’s shadow sits below the glowing pink Belt of Venus in this summertime snapshot from July 2018. – Jeff Sullivan (Flickr)

Now the waxing gibbous Moon is butting right into the head of Scorpius, passing between Beta and Delta Scorpii during evening for eastern and central North America. Antares is about 7° to the Moon’s lower left.

Pluto’s motion during July – Pluto moves slowly westward this month through a region of relatively dim stars. This chart shows stars down to magnitude 15. – Astronomy: Roen Kelly

The dwarf planet Pluto reached opposition at 4 P.M. PDT on Saturday. You’ll find it in the south, rising around 8 P.M. local time amid the stars of Sagittarius the Archer. Give it an hour or two to climb out of the turbulent air near the ground a bit, as well as for the sky to grow dark enough to search out the tiny, magnitude 14.3 world. You’ll need at least an 8-inch telescope to spot Pluto as it slowly moves westward against the background stars. Checking back every hour or two should reveal its subtle motion. There are no bright stars in the vicinity; you can use the star chart above to find Pluto anytime this month. The bright just-past-First- Quarter Moon tonight will make tracking Pluto a bit more challenging. Try to find an observing site with minimal to no light pollution to improve your chances, or wait to search until later this month or early next, when the Moon is no longer so bright.

Nearby, asteroid 6 Hebe also reaches opposition at 7 P.M. EDT, located in Aquila the Eagle. You should have less trouble finding the brighter magnitude 8.5 world near the border of Aquila and Sagittarius, about 3.5° south of 5th-magnitude Kappa (κ) Aquilae.

3-5-19 Jupiter’s volcanically active moon, Io, poses in front of the giant planet while it casts a shadow on the jovian cloud tops. On the morning of March 25, the shadows of both Ganymede and Europa cross Jupiter’s disk. – John Spencer (Lowell Observatory)/NASA

At 9 P.M. PDT last evening, Jupiter’s moon Io transited the planet’s large disk. The dark blot of the tiny moon’s shadow was already one-third of the way across the planet, and will took another hour and a half to reach the western edge. Meanwhile, Io itself takes about 2 hours and 20 minutes to cross the face of Jupiter, which stretches 47″ across. Even a relatively small scope should show the sequence beautifully, thanks to Jupiter’s large size and bright magnitude –2.8 glow. Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, an ongoing storm roughly the size of Earth, is also visible on the planet’s disk for much of the transit, slightly ahead (west) of Io’s shadow. Look for other cloud features and how they change as the planet turns — its fast rotation rate of just under 10 hours means motion is visible over just a short period of time.

All three remaining Galilean moons sit west of Jupiter: from west to east are Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto.

Saturn (magnitude +0.2, in Capricornus) and brighter Jupiter (magnitude –2.8, in Aquarius) rise in the east-southeast in twilight, Jupiter an hour after Saturn. By late evening they make an impressive duo in the southeast. Jupiter will grab your eye first. Find Saturn 20° to its upper right. They’re highest in the south, at their telescopic best, around 2 a.m. daylight saving time. See “Action at Jupiter” in the July Sky & Telescope, page 50, and “Saturnian Challenges” starting on page 52. They’ll reach opposition next month, so they’re already about as close and big as they’ll get.

Runic half-month of Uruz/ Ur, 7/14-28 According to Pennick Ur represents primal strength, a time of collective action. A good time for beginnings! Pennick, Nigel, The Pagan Book of Days, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont, USA, 1992

NIGHT SKY MAP FOR JULY 2021: THE SUMMER TRIANGLE – https://www.almanac.com/night-sky-map-july-summer-triangle

Goddess Month of Kerea runs from 7/11 – 8/8
Celtic Tree Month of Tinne/
Holly, Jul 8 – Aug 4
Pluto (10/6), Saturn (10/10), Jupiter (10/18), Neptune (12/1) Chiron (12/19)Retrograde
Color – Lavendar
Planting 7/19
©2021 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright

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Celtic Tree Month of Tinne/Holly, Jul 8 – Aug 4, Tinne (CHIN-yuh), holly – The holly (Ilex aquifolium L.) is a shrub growing to 10 m (35 feet) in open woodlands and along clearings in forests. Hollies are evergreen, and stand out in winter among the bare branches of the deciduous forest trees that surround them. Hollies form red berries before Samhain which last until the birds finish eating them, often after Imbolc. The typical “holly leaf” is found on smaller plants, but toward the tops of taller plants the leaves have fewer spiny teeth. Hollies are members of the Holly family (Aquifoliaceae). The common holly is often cultivated in North America, as are hybrids between it and Asiatic holly species.

Holm Oak

Graves (1966) and others are of the opinion that the original tinne was not the holly, but rather the holm oak, or holly oak (Quercus ilex L.). This is an evergreen oak of southern Europe that grows as a shrub, or as a tree to 25 m (80 feet). Like the holly, the holm oak has spiny-edged leaves on young growth. It does not have red berries, but it does have red leaf “galls” caused by the kermes scale insect; these are the source of natural scarlet dye. Holm oaks are occasionally cultivated in North America.

Tinne – Holly Ogam letter correspondences
Month: June
Color: Dark Grey
Class: Peasant
Letter: T
Meaning: Energy and guidance for problems to come

to study this month – Ioho – Yew Ogam letter correspondences
Month: None
Color: Dark Green
Class: Chieftain
Letter: I, J, Y
Meaning: Complete change in life-direction or attitude.

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Tides for Alsea Bay
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Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~            /Low      Time     Feet   Sunset                                    Visible
M   19       Low   3:13 AM     0.2   5:50 AM     Set  1:38 AM      65
~    19     High   9:24 AM     5.0   8:55 PM    Rise  4:46 PM
~    19      Low   2:34 PM     2.4
~    19     High   8:56 PM     8.0

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Affirmation/Thought for the Day – Go for it.

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Journal Prompt – What does this quote say to you? -If you were another person, would you like to be a friend of yours? — Unknown

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Quotes

~   If physics leads us today to a world view which is essentially mystical, it returns, in a way, to its beginning, 2,500 years ago. … This time, however, it is not only based on intuition, but also on experiments of great precision and sophistication, and on a rigorous and consistent mathematical formalism. – Fritjof Capra
~   I’m not against the police; I’m just afraid of them. – Alfred Hitchcock
~   In his own way each man must struggle, lest the moral law become a far-off abstraction utterly separated from his active life. – Jane Addams
~   In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. – Albert Camus

When the heat like a mist veil floats,
And poppies flame in the rye,
And the silver note in the streamlet’s throat
Has softened almost to a sigh,
It is July. –Susan Hartley Swett  (d. 1907)

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Lughnasadh Magick – Invocation – The Rye-Wolf: Faerieworlds 2013 Opening Ceremony Poetry – August 1, 2013 at 10:21am

The rye-wolf is walking amongst the grass,
the blade of autumn rising.
Days of spring have come to pass,
the reapers greet the ripening.
Whence fields grow heavy in the ear,
and pale turn sheaves of ripened rye.
The seeds in springtime’s furrows cast,
crown first harvest hour sky.

Here we offer
summer’s first fruit,
upon the altar
of a meadow bright.
Here we share
summer’s first grain,
within the temple
of ancient light.

Oh gather thy sheaves,
raise thy sickle to the grains,
hear the season call your name.
A golden wreath,
the crown of summer’s day,
hear the season call your name.
Tears of joy,
tears of sorrow,
hear the call, come home again.
A golden wreath,
the crown of summer’s day,
hear the season call your name.

The wheat-wolf is rushing over the field,
windy steps mark summer blades.
The dogs of harvest howl and wail,
at the last stroke of the summer’s flail.
Whence the sheaves have all been chopped to straw,
the reapers march and sing their song,
the grains in springtime’s furrows cast,
rise to crown the sky once more.

Here we offer
summer’s first bread,
upon the altar
of fading day.
Here we share
summer’s first wine,
within the temple
of golden rays.

Oh gather thy sheaves,
raise thy sickle to the grains,
hear the season call your name.
A golden wreath,
the crown of summer’s day,
hear the season call your name.
Tears of joy,
tears of sorrow,
hear the call, come home again.
A golden wreath,
the crown of summer’s day,
hear the season call your name.

The corn-wolf’s hour is growing short,
soon barley meets the threshing floor.
The seed is separated from the chaff,
as autumn raises her blade once more.
The fields of grain will soon be razed,
and the wolf will have no place to hide.
Our hope’s in springtime’s furrows cast,
shall bid the rye-wolf at last goodbye.

Here we offer
summer’s first harvest,
upon the altar
of golden earth.
Here we share
a horn of plenty,
a grateful blessing
of joy and mirth.

Oh gather thy sheaves,
raise thy sickle to the grains,
hear the season call your name.
A golden wreath,
the crown of summer’s day,
hear the season call your name.
Tears of joy,
tears of sorrow,
hear the call, come home again.
A golden wreath,
the crown of summer’s day,
hear the season call your name.

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Silliness – Silly Q&A –  Q:Why did the chicken cross the basketball court? He heard the referee calling fowls!

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